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Gridiron Gang (2006)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Sport | 15 September 2006 (USA)
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Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.

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Cast

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Sean Porter (as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson)
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Bobbi Porter
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Paul Higa
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Ted Dexter
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Kelvin Owens (as David Thomas)
Setu Taase ...
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Leon Hayes (as Mo)
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Donald Madlock (as James Earl III)
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Kenny Bates
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Bug Wendal
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Danyelle Rollins (as Jurnee Smollett)
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Roger Weathers
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Jamal Evans
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Storyline

In the Kilpatrick juvenile detention center, the supervisor and former football player Sean Porter sees the lack of discipline, self-esteem, union and perspective in the teenage interns and proposes to prepare a football team to play in one league. He is supported by his superiors and his successful experience changes the lives of many young kids. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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One goal. A second chance.

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Crime | Drama | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for some startling scenes of violence, mature thematic material and language | See all certifications »

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15 September 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Gangue está em Campo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,414,630 (USA) (15 September 2006)

Gross:

$38,432,823 (USA) (20 October 2006)
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Trivia

Though portrayed as the antagonist of the film, the real Paul Higa was one of the biggest advocates of the program. See more »

Goofs

Willie would not have been sent to a Juvenile Detention center for shooting his mother's boyfriend. With the boyfriend having already abused Willies mother in the past, the physical violence against her that evening, his physical violence against her in the scene, the physical violence and threat against Willie himself, and then rushing Willie; Willie was within his legal right of self-defense and the rightful defense of others for his actions to not be prosecuted. See more »

Quotes

Willie Weathers: Next touchdown I score, it's gonna be for ya mama.
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Referenced in My Trip to the Dark Side (2011) See more »

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Written by Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell), Ronald Bell, George Funky Brown (as George Brown),
Eumir Deodato, Robert Spike Mickens (as Robert Mickens), Claydes Smith,
, J.T. Taylor (as James Taylor), Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas) and Earl Toon (as Earl Toon,
, Jr.)
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Excellent
18 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was one of those, cry at times because you feel the pain, laugh at times and cheer the underdogs. It is very true that people need to adjust their thinking on juvies who make a mistake. After the do the time the crime is paid for and they, as well as adult offenders, deserve a second chance. I am a mother of two good boys who made a bad choice. I hope the movie showed them that the choices made will hinder you. I think the Rock and Exhibit were very good. I am glad my boys wanted to watch this film. There was an excellent message. I would recommend this film to everyone. You really get a chance to see the inner workings of gangs and what they are really like.


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